[ilds] F. R. Leavis

Richard Pine richardpin at eircom.net
Fri Jul 20 09:18:54 PDT 2007


I don't know the answer to that. Better ask R Morrison. RP
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Haag" <michaelhaag at btinternet.com>
To: "Richard Pine" <richardpin at eircom.net>; <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2007 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ilds] F. R. Leavis


>I too have looked in Richard's Lawrence Durrell: The Mindscape and find 
> on page 28 Richard saying that Durrell 'not only escaped inclusion in 
> "the Great Tradition" but was even described by Leavis as "not one of 
> us"'.  This is footnoted (number 32), and one turns to page 36 to see 
> what Richard has to say: 'The remark about Durrell being "not one of 
> us" is attributed by R W Dasenbrock to Ray Morrison in "Centrifugality: 
> An Approach to Lawrence Durrell", in L W Markert and C Peirce (eds) 
> p210'.
> 
> Does that mean the remark originated with Leavis somewhere but was 
> repeated by Morrison who was repeated by Dasenbrock, or does it 
> originate with Ray Morrison?
> 
> :Michael
> 
> 
> On Friday, July 20, 2007, at 09:26  am, Richard Pine wrote:
> 
>> Correct Bruce - as far as I recall, it was quoted/attributed, maybe by
>> Dasenbrock in relation to Ray Morrison - if I werent in limbo right 
>> now I
>> could giv eyou the exact citation - would some good soul look up the 
>> index
>> in my book and post the answer? Thanks RP
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Bruce Redwine" <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>
>> To: "slighcl" <slighcl at wfu.edu>; "Durrell list" <ilds at lists.uvic.ca>
>> Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:12 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ilds] F. R. Leavis
>>
>>
>>> Thanks, Charles, the "do dirt" quotation I do find on p. 26 (NYU ed.,
>>> 1973, presumably rpt. of Chatto & Windus), but not "not one of us."  I
>>> assume that lies elsewhere, since it sounds just like Leavis adapting
>>> Conrad to suit his purposes.
>>>
>>> Bruce
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: slighcl <slighcl at wfu.edu>
>>>> Sent: Jul 19, 2007 12:11 PM
>>>> To: Bruce Redwine <bredwine1968 at earthlink.net>, ilds at lists.uvic.ca
>>>> Subject: Re: [ilds] F. R. Leavis
>>>>
>>>> On 7/19/2007 2:25 PM, Bruce Redwine wrote:
>>>>> "Not one of us" and "Miller, Durrell, and Nin do dirt on life."  
>>>>> What
>>>>> are the sources of these Leavite quotations, which I may have quoted
>>>>> inaccurately?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>> Here you are, Bruce:/
>>>>
>>>> /
>>>>
>>>>        /The Great Tradition: George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph 
>>>> Conrad/
>>>>        (London: Chatto & Windus, 1948) 26.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Out of conscientiousness, I will say that Stefan Herbrechter goes 
>>>> over
>>>> this ground about Durrell and the canon in some detail in his book
>>>> /Lawrence Durrell, Postmodernism and the Ethics of Alterity/ (1999). 
>>>>   I
>>>> disagreed with Herbrechter's main direction of method and argument in
>>>> /Deus Loci/ (NS 7).
>>>>
>>>
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